Five exciting airport expansion plans

10 Dec 2014 by Clement Huang


COUNTRY Singapore


BACKGROUND The expansion of Terminal 1 (T1) will coincide with the development of a new mixed-use complex known as Project Jewel. The mega space will be constructed on the car park site infront of T1 and feature aviation and travel-related facilities, as well as new retail offerings and other leisure attractions. 

EXPANSION INFO T1’s redevelopment will add more than 70 per cent of floor area to the arrival and baggage claim halls. In addition, the departure hall will see a significant revamp, with the incorporation of self-service kiosks.

For our coverage of the ongoing expansion development, click here.



COUNTRY Jakarta, Indonesia

EXPANSION AREA Terminal 1, 2 and 3

BACKGROUND Having an annual capacity of just 22 million passengers, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport has become crowded and congested in recent years, with some 60 million passengers passing through the facility in 2013 - almost three times over its maximum capacity.

EXPANSION INFO In 2012, plans were drawn up to expand all three existing terminals and increase capacity to 62 million passengers annually. This is expected to be completed by 2015. At the same time, there are also projects in the pipeline for a third runway and fourth terminal.



COUNTRY London, United Kingdom


BACKGROUND Since beginning operations over 50 years ago, Gatwick has served more than 200 destinations, with an average of 55 take-offs and landings per hour. It was bought by Global Infrastructure Partners in 2009, which invested GBP1.2 billion worth of investment into upgrading the airport.

EXPANSION INFO Along with the opening of a GBP6.4 million A380 stand in the North Terminal in March 2014, the security area in the South Terminal has also been revamped. In addition, a retail overhaul began in 2013 that saw the opening of 22 new or refreshed stores including Armani, Harrods and World of Whiskies. A new landside Bloc hotel also opened in April.



COUNTRY Perth, Australia


BACKGROUND Significant growth in both domestic and international passenger numbers at Perth Airport in recent years has led to a need for expansion. This growth has been attributed to an increasing number of low-cost international and domestic carriers, as well as the increased traffic between Perth and Bali in Indonesia.

EXPANSION INFO Key aspects of the expansion include the relocation of inbound customs to the first floor; an expanded arrivals duty free store; an extended departure lounge on the first floor to provide access to two additional gates capable of accommodating an A380; and ten new aerobridges big enough for the B737 aircraft.



COUNTRY Dallas, United States

EXPANSION AREA Terminals A, B, C and E

BACKGROUND The Terminal Renewal and Improvement Project (TRIP) kicked off back in 2010 as a means to extensively improve the travel experience in DFW Airport. Improvements have been made over time with renovations of several gates already completed.

EXPANSION INFO Gates A18, A24-A28 (Terminal A), B4-B11, B24-B28 (Terminal B) and E11-E17 (Terminal E) are currently being renovated. Self-service technologies are being incorporated to make it more efficient to park, check through security and locate your luggage. A new DART Orange Line station is also being constructed which will run parallel with the Green Line through Downtown Dallas to Bachman Station in Northwest Dallas.


Clement Huang

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